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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:

Expat Salary: Salary purchasing power parity calculator, for simple cost of living comparison and international salary calculation (e.g. to compare a salary offer).

Cost of Living Comparison: Cost of living allowance calculator, compares cost of living and hardship and calculates a cost of living allowance based on the difference.

International Cost of Living Index: Cost of living index calculator, compares multiple locations to a home base (e.g. international offices compared to HQ).

International Assignment: International assignment management calculator, for global mobility managers who use the build-up approach for detailed international assignment salary and allowance calculations.

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Belize, All Areas

Belize, All AreasBelize is in Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Mexico. The climate is tropical and very hot and humid in summer.

The official language is English. Spanish and Belizean Creole predominate as first languages. Garifuna, Plautdietsch and several Mayan languages are also spoken by a minority of the population. The main religion is Christianity.

The economy of Belize is small and essentially private enterprise economy that is based primarily on agriculture, agro-based industry, and merchandising, with tourism and construction recently assuming greater importance.

Belizean people mostly have conservative values. Expatriates should avoid public displays of affection. Business clothing is conservative and men and women should wear a lightweight suit or equivalent.

The security risk for expatriates in Belize is low, but medium for Belize City and Belmopan. Risks include muggings and robberies as well as violent crime including homicide.

The currency of Belize is the Belize Dollar (BZD). US dollars are also accepted as currency. ATMs are widely available in large towns.

Medical facilities are limited. Serious or complex medical treatment may require evacuation which can be expensive. Cases of Chikungunya virus have been reported.

The population of Belize is 387,900 (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is -0.6% for Belize as at March 2018.

For a single Expat, the personal income tax rate in Belize is a flat rate of 25% for those earning above $26,000. Those employed and residing in Belize with total income per annum from all sources of less than $26,000 are exempt from Income.

Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Belize as at 1 April 2018 is average in comparison to other places in the world.

In Belize, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: High
3) Communication: Very High
4) Education: Low
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: Low
7) Healthcare: Average
8) Household Accommodation: Low
9) Miscellaneous: Low
10) Personal Care: High
11) Recreation & Culture: Average
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: Very Low
13) Transport: Low

Belize is for example -14.3% cheaper than USA for groceries, -19.4% cheaper for household costs than UK, and 76.4% more expensive for transport costs than India.

Belize is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Belize for an expat from Australia, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Belize) premium of 30% minus home (Australia) location premium of 10%.

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